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Artist: Choosy Beggars

Waxed - Record Review from Issue #50 March-April 2004

Choosy Beggars – Self-Titled

Typically, when a band is described as Stonesy, it means there’s a certain swagger to the outfit’s sound and plenty of wiry guitar raunch. However, Asheville, North Carolina, quartet the Choosy Beggars offer a different angle on the Stonesy tag. Their stripped-down soul music is halfway between the Rolling Stones in ’65, when they were [...]

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